FM Preview: Birmingham City v Brighton & Hove Albion 19 Jan 2013

Footymad preview History of the Birmingham City v Brighton & Hove Albion fixture

Brighton & Hove Albion face a trip to Birmingham City at St. Andrews on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 10 games played, Seagulls have recorded 1 wins, and Birmingham City have come away with 5 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Andrews was just last season, in October 2011, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 29 Sep Brighton & HA 0 - 1 Birmingham C. Championship
2011/2012 Sat 21 Apr Brighton & HA 1 - 1 Birmingham C. Championship
2011/2012 Sat 29 Oct Birmingham C. 0 - 0 Brighton & HA Championship
1996/1997 Wed 04 Sep Birmingham C. 2 - 0 Brighton & HA League Cup
1996/1997 Wed 21 Aug Brighton & HA 0 - 1 Birmingham C. League Cup
1994/1995 Sat 29 Apr Birmingham C. 3 - 3 Brighton & HA League Division Two
1994/1995 Sat 15 Oct Brighton & HA 0 - 1 Birmingham C. League Division Two

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Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Blues's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

Brighton & Hove Albion's away form is none too clever either, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Seagulls's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 10 against.

Birmingham City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 30 points from 27 matches.

Brighton & Hove Albion lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 40 from their 26 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Birmingham City 6 1 2 3 6 9 5
Brighton & Hove Albion 6 3 2 1 10 6 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Brighton & Hove Albion are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Birmingham City Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Brighton & Hove Albion Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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